Taking out an interbreed bull title is an impressive feat for any young sire but doing so without a full feed preparation is something to be admired.
At just 20 months of age it was Nicneil Sugar Daddy from Neil and Nicole Gibbs, Coalstoun Lakes, Queensland, who took down his opposing grand champion bull in Killain Rainman P1 despite having been out working at the time his video and photo footage was taken.
Sugar Daddy is bound for the Rockhampton National Brahman Week Sale in October but in the interim had been out with about half a dozen females.
Since his win the bull has attracted enquiry from leading Brahman breeders and even those outside of the breed who believe the future sire will only get better with age.
The IVF-born calf is by NCC Sugarwood, born 13 years ago, who only has registered progeny in three herds and is out of Brahrock Miss Elmo Bos Empress.
NCC Sugarwood sired the $115,000 Carinya Hazelwood 6/614 who topped the 2017 Brahman Week Sale when he sold to Owen and Lee Scott and family, Ruan Grazing, Clermont, Qld, for vendors the Kirk family, Carinya stud, Gayndah, Qld.
Mr Gibbs was given a rare opportunity by Brahrock stud principals Royce and Beryl Sommerfeld, Maryborough, Qld, to collect follicles from Miss Elmo Bos Empress who is by renowned American sire, JDH Mr Elmo Manso.
Sugar Daddy is one of five calves at Nicneil Brahmans of the same IVF mating.
"I owe Royce a lot," Mr Gibbs said.
"If it wasn't for him I wouldn't have any of it, I wouldn't have that calf.
"She is probably some of the best genetics around."
While Sugar Daddy was only a junior bull, judge John Manchee of Manchee Agriculture at Narrabri could see enormous potential in the young calf and plenty of room to grow into a real sire prospect.
He was impressed by his meat, sound structure and effortless movements, which indicated he would maintain his body weight easily.
It was his overall diversity in the genetics he carried that put him over the senior Angus bull and Bos Taurus grand champion male, Killain Rainman P1.
"You can produce domestic product and export product in those genetics," he said.
"He has got adequate bone without being too excessive. He has got lovely carcase development to him and a lot of width through the muzzle, which tells me he is going to be wide behind the shoulder, he is going to be wide through the pins."
The Gibbs family run about 50 registered Brahman females and will offer five bulls at the Brahman Week sale in October.
Mr Gibbs applauded the Beef Battle concept and said it was a great opportunity to look over everyone's animals.
"He has been a good calf from day one," he said.